Theme of the Week – Prayer for the future of Hope Fellowship
Today – The culture of discipling
Scripture – 2 Timothy 2:1–2
Who were the most influential people in your life? I’m sure you can picture numerous faces in your mind’s eye right now, those individuals who made a difference in your life. Those people who took the time to teach you something, especially something that really matters.
No doubt Timothy, the young man we see in Scripture who has a couple of New Testament books bearing his name, thought the world of the Apostle Paul. Paul poured into Tim and built him up in the matters of Christ and told him to do the same with others, for the rest of his life.
In the two verses read today, Paul wants Timothy to keep the spiritual cycle going, so there is a pattern of people constantly building Jesus into the lives of others. The mandate given to Timothy is also given to us and we want to pray about what the cycle of discipleship can look like at Hope Fellowship. We have a mission to build others up in Jesus, something we all need to do.
Themes to pray over today
⁃ Thank God for the spiritual teachers you’ve had in the past
⁃ Ask God to bring a person into your life that you can encourage and mentor with spiritual matters
⁃ Pray for our church family, that we all have a passion to build up each to be more like Jesus
A Prayer For Us All
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise instructions we are taught in Your Word and for the spiritual strength and courage that I have received, through the grace that is mine in Christ Jesus. Thank You that I have been empowered to carry out the good work that You have prepared for me to do, and I pray that You would use me to help and encourage others, by the grace that is mine in Christ. This I ask in Jesus’ wonderful name, AMEN.